Constitution of 1822, Lisbon (1822)

Source: National Archives, Lisbon, Portugal

Constitution of 1822, Lisbon (1822), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer,

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Constitution of 1822 passed by Parliament

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Constituição Política da Monarquia Portuguesa decretada pelas Cortes Gerais Extraordinárias e Constituintes

In Portugal, the inception and evolution of statutory copyright accompanied, very closely, a somewhat stormy constitutional history. The Napoleonic invasions, in the beginning of the nineteenth century, and the consequent swift migration of the Royal Family to the Vice-Kingdom of Brazil, led to a wave of protests that culminated in the Liberal Revolution of 1820. The protestors demanded, amongst other things, the immediate return of the Royal Court from Brazil and the establishment of a constitutional monarchy in Portugal. The latter would emerge, with the first constitution, in 1822. The first constitution, the Constitution of 1822, set out a principle of freedom of literary and artistic creation and expression (Constitution of 1822, arts 7–8). By Patricia Akester

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Author: Parliament

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Year: 1822

Location: Lisbon

Language: Portuguese

Source: National Archives, Lisbon, Portugal

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King João VI

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